After his much-changed side was humbled by NS Mura, leaving their Europa Conference League last-16 hopes hanging by a thread, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte acknowledged the “situation is not simple” at the club.
After the loss in Slovenia, where Amadej Marosa’s injury-time goal clinched the unexpected victory after Harry Kane appeared to have salvaged a point for 10-man Spurs, the Italian chose not to speak to his players.
After Tommy Horvat started the scoring and Ryan Sessegnon’s red card, Kane added to Spurs’ awful tally. Marosa, on the other hand, took advantage of some sloppy late defending by Davinson Sanchez to startle the Premier League squad.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas told BT Sport the defeat was “shocking and embarrassing”, while ex-Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle added the team’s first-half performance was “dreadful”.
“I did not like what happened tonight,” said Conte. “I must be honest and tell you that after three-and-a-half weeks, I am starting to understand the situation.
Source: BBC Sport